With an increasing number of mobile devices being launched, it can become confusing as to what is and is not compatible. This is something that owners of the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 ask specific to the new Android 5.0 Lollipop.
Introduction to the Galaxy Note 2
In simple terms, the Galaxy Note 2, also referred to as the Galaxy Note II, is an Android phablet smartphone. This product was first introduced in the summer of 2012 and after being released, it gained a strong following. The Note II follows the original Galaxy Note although it offers better stylus functionality, updated hardware design, and a large 5.5-inch display screen.
Within a short time of being launched, the Galaxy Note 2 was given rave reviews. Consumers were thrilled with all the improvements, leading to more than five million units being sold in the first two months of being on the market. Its successor, the Galaxy Note 3 was released in September last year, also received well.
The Galaxy Note 2 was said to be “best phone screen ever produced by Samsung” and according to Stuff, ranked number one on its “Top 10 Smartphones” list. Verge also gave the device high marks, 8.5 out of a 10 rating.
Quick View of the Android 5.0 Lollipop
As far as Android 5.0 Lollipop, this is the latest version of the Android mobile operating system. Developed by Google, the produce was revealed in June of this year. Consumers were immediately impressed with the changes and new features, particularly the redesigned user interface that was built around a responsive design language.
There were also incredibly improvements to the phone’s notification system, as well as the platform with Android Runtime taking the place of Dalvik. As a result of this change, application performance was significantly improved.
Compatibility of the Two Tech-Out
It is obvious that both the Galaxy Note 2 and Android 5.0 Lollipop have captured a large portion of the market but, now the question becomes, are these two compatible. The answer is yes although both most industry experts do not believe Samsung will release for this version of Galaxy Note.
Keep in mind that because Android 5.0 Lollipop is so new, it takes time for the manufacturer to get updates out to all mobile device manufacturers. Google confirmed that shipments of Lollipop are being sent to Motorola Nexus 6 phablet and in November, an over-the-air update will be released for Nexus 4 and 5.
Following are the next scheduled updates for Android 5.0 Lollipop:
- Moto X
- Moto G
- Moto G with 4G LTE
- Verizon Droid Ultra
- Droid Maxx
- Droid Min
At this time, there is no official date for Samsung updating to Lollipop although a leaked video shows it should be sometime in the near future on the flagship Galaxy S5. In addition, Samsung hinted that Android 5.0 Lollipop would be released for the new Galaxy Note 4, as well as Note 3 and S4 soon. With Note 2 being “out-of-date”, Android 5.0 Lollipop is probably not in its future.
While HTC said the HTC One smartphone would get Lollipop within the past 90 days and Sony plans to release it to the entire Xperia Z smartphone and tablet series in 2015, other companies have not yet confirmed a release date.